At the VTL slots, you can directly insert banknotes, from $ 5 to $ 100 and sometimes even coins ($ 0.50, $ 1 and $ 2), but often this function is disabled.
Now let’s get to the point, to understand if a VTL slot has to pay, you have to have a high budget and a little luck and intuition. I go; specifically, my experience is with Better video lotteries.
The games I have had the most success with are The Wild Life Slot, The Big Easy, and Treasure Hunt. Here I will not talk about the tricks to win in these certain slots, but how to guess if they have to pay.
The tip is very strange, but soon I will make you understand why.
Entering a Better slot room, you must immediately study what kind of players are present, if the room is located near a fairly busy street maybe they will be passing players, if it is in a small environment then there will be habitual players. Before you start playing, take a stroll in the room and try to peek at the bet that is made by each player.
There can be 3 cases:
- players with low stakes from $ 0.50 to $ 1;
- players with high stakes of $ 5, $ 10 or more;
- Mixed players, most of the time.
All cases can be favorable to our method but at different times. Before analyzing the three cases, let’s go straight to the trick.
Suppose that there are 10 VLTs in the room, included in each video lottery $ 20, and only make bets of $ 2.50 but in progression. You start from $ 0.50 on the 1st shot, $ 1 on the 2nd shot, and $ 2.50 on the third shot. The bet varies according to the game, so you will have to double each hit to the third. At the first big payment, leave the vlt slot, put the ticket in your pocket, and go to the next one by repeating the procedure. After turning all the slots, do the math in your pocket and tell me if you have won or lost. From my personal experience, I have always gone above or even, and in this way, I made a calculation, and I understood how much the slot paid out. Be careful though, this method can be very risky, and if you are particularly unlucky, you can go under huge sums. Don’t take this method of figuring out if a slot pays out as a scientific method that always works; it’s just my method of playing these VLTs.
KO system: the easiest way to count cards
This system is surely the easiest and most immediate of the counting, in practice an embryo of the Hi-Lo system and of the following ones that we indicate, although it is not the basis of the counting but a less complicated alternative than the more famous ones even if less accurate.
The KO system for BlackJack (or Knock Out ) is therefore particularly suitable for all those who enter the world of BlackJack for the first time and have the desire to use a methodology that allows them to have an advantage over the gambling house since immediately.
When we talk about Knock Out it is said that it is an “unbalanced” counting system, which means that, unlike for example the Hi-Lo system, where the result of the total card counting will be 0, in the KO system this counting will give you the result of +4.
It is a very simple concept to learn because the value assigned to the cards, in this case, is the following:
- Each card from 2 to 7 is worth +1 in your count;
- Cards 8 and 9 have no value and therefore 0;
- Each ace, figure, or 10 card is worth a -1 in your count.
As you can see, the value of the cards is almost identical to the Hi-Lo system, but if you read correctly, there is a small difference which is, however, in practice substantial, namely that in this system there is a 7 which is worth +1, and, unlike the Hi-Lo where this card is worth 0.
For reference, based on the subdivision of the KO system, we have that in each deck there are :
- 20 high cards (-1 count) of which 4 are aces
- 8 void cards (+0 count) that do not affect the count
- 24 low cards (+1 count)
If you are playing, for example at a table with 7 decks, the sabot to be counted will consist of :
- 140 high cards (counts -1) of which 28 are aces
- 56 void cards (count +0)
- 168 low cards (+1 count)
It is natural to understand how in this case, the difficulty is minimal because the low cards are worth +1 and the high ones -1 with the middle two (8 and 9) that are worth 0. Unfortunately, the ease of counting in this case reduces its effectiveness because it does not take into account the combinations of blackjack but only the difference between high and low cards.
In any case, the main difficulty of this card counting system is to be able to maintain concentration throughout the game, quickly memorizing the value of each card so as not to make mistakes.
If you manage to stay sufficiently attentive throughout the game and remember the total of the mental sum from time to time you will know that if the total you have in mind is high, then it is time to bet more if it is low, the hand is in favor of the house, and therefore it is good that you bet as little as possible or not at all.
So, in summary, the KO system is certainly the most suitable for new players to start counting cards at BlackJack, who, after practicing sufficiently with this methodology, will be able to move on to the next ones, much more complex but also more effective.